Monday, September 12, 2011

  • Weekly Poem: 'Duration' by Valerie Nieman
    Valerie Nieman is the author of the poetry collection, "Wake Wake Wake" (Press 53, 2006); three novels, "Blood Clay" (Press 53, 2011), "Survivors" (Van Neste Books, 2000) and "Neena Gathering" (Pageant Books, 1988); and a collection of short fiction, "Fidelities" (West Virginia University, 2004). She teaches at North Carolina A&T State University.
    Original Air Date: September 12, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

  • Young People Reflect on How 9/11 Shaped Generation
    On that September morning when terrorists struck in New York City, Arlington, Va. and Shanksville, Pa., the sun had not yet come up in the small city of Clovis, Calif. For almost all the West Coast's younger generation, word came while they were at home, getting ready for school. Judy Woodruff reports on how 9/11 helped shaped the generation for young Americans.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • Victims' Family Members Write Hopes, Sorrows in 'The Legacy Letters'
    If the people who lost family members on 9/11 wrote letters to their deceased loved ones about their lives today, their sorrow and their hopes, what would they say? Jeffrey Brown reports on a new collection titled, "The Legacy Letters," which offered just that chance.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • President Obama: 'These Past 10 Years Tell a Story of Our Resilience'
    After visiting ground zero in New York and Shanksville, Pa., earlier in the day to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, President Barack Obama spoke Sunday evening at "A Concert for Hope," at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Here are his full remarks.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • Poet Billy Collins Reflects on 9/11 Victims in 'The Names'
    Billy Collins was the U.S. poet laureate at the time of the 9/11 attacks. A year later, he wrote "The Names" in honor of the victims. He read the poem before a special joint session of Congress held in New York City in 2002, and reads it again now.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • Historians Discuss How Events of 9/11 Changed America
    What has changed -- and what hasn't -- since the events of September 11th? Jeffrey Brown discusses how the terrorist attacks 10 years ago changed America with historians Michael Beschloss and Richard Norton Smith.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • Decade of War Takes Major Physical, Mental Toll on U.S. Troops, Families
    Millions of Americans have served in the all-volunteer military since 9/11, with many repeatedly returning to the battlefield. Gwen Ifill reports on how this past decade of war has led to increased stress on America's troops and their families, and how today's uniformed warriors are coping with previously unimagined challenges.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • How 9/11 Shaped the Lives of American Muslims
    After 19 Muslim hijackers attacked the United States on 9/11, many Muslims living across the country had their allegiance to America questioned and faced problems being able to practice their religion. Ray Suarez reports from Tennessee on the state of life for Muslim-Americans, 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • Poet Nancy Mercado Reflects on What She Lost in 'Going to Work' After 9/11
    After the attacks of September 11th, New Yorker and poet, Nany Mercado, felt compelled to write about what she lost when the World Trade Center Towers came down. Mercado reads her poem, "Going to Work."
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • 9/11 Video Quilt: Americans Consider Aftermath of 9/11
    Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, The PBS NewsHour asked Americans to submit videos of their reflections on the past decade. With help from PBS member stations around the country, we created an online project called the 9/11 video quilt.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • Around U.S. and World, Victims of 9/11 Commemorated on 10th Anniversary
    Sunday was filled with solemn ceremonies in New York City, Shanksville, Pa., at the Pentagon and elsewhere in the world to celebrate the lives of the people who were killed in the terrorist attacks 10 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001. The NewsHour team reports on the how the 9/11 anniversary was commemorated.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • Pa. Gov. Corbett speaks at Shanksville Memorial on 9/11 Anniversary
    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett speaks at Shanksville Memorial on the tenth anniversary of 9/11.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • President Obama Lays a Wreath at the 9/11 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa.
    President Obama Lays a Wreath at the 9/11 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • Paul Simon Performs 'The Sounds of Silence' at Ground Zero for 9/11 Anniversary
    Paul Simon performs "The Sounds of Silence" at Ground Zero in New York for 9/11 anniversary ceremony.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • 'Taps' Is Played at the 9/11 Ceremony at the Pentagon
    'Taps' is played by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Allyn Van Patten at the 9/11 10th anniversary ceremony at the Pentagon.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • Former New York Mayor Giuliani Delivers Reading at Ground Zero Memorial
    Former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani reads Ecclesiastes 3 from the Bible at Ground Zero in New York on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • Vice President Biden Speaks at the 9/11 Ceremony at the Pentagon
    Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the 9/11 10th anniversary ceremony at the Pentagon.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • Former New York Governor Pataki delivers reading at Ground Zero Memorial
    Former New York Governor George E. Pataki reads from the last verse of Billy Collins' poem "The Names" at the Ground Zero Memorial Service.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta Speaks at the 9/11 Ceremony at the Pentagon
    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta speaks at the 9/11 10th anniversary commemorative ceremony at the Pentagon.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • Admiral Mullen speaks at Pentagon 9/11 Ceremony
    Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial Ceremony.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • Pentagon 9/11 Memorial Service Opens
    The 9/11 ceremony at the Pentagon opens with the National Anthem and an invocation by Major General Donald L. Rutherford, U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • Former President George W. Bush Delivers Reading at Ground Zero on 9/11 Annivers
    Former President George W. Bush reads a passage from Abraham Lincoln at Ground Zero in New York on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011
  • President Obama Delivers Reading at Ground Zero on 9/11 Anniversary
    President Obama delivers a reading from Psalm 46 at Ground Zero on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
    Original Air Date: September 11, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

  • NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: September 11, 2001
    On the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, we flash back to that night's broadcast which focused on covering the tragic events of that day.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2011
  • A Mother's Tribute to her Daughter
    Barbara Jackman lost her third child, Brooke, whom she called "the light of my life." Brooke was working at the World Trade Center when the planes hit and made one of the last calls out to her parents' home answering machine. On this anniversary, while Barbara and her family continue to mourn they also celebrate Brooke by building on her potential to educate and inspire underserved youth.
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2011
  • A Wife's Tribute to Her Husband
    Michele Bedigian was a proud newlywed wife of a Brooklyn firefighter, Carl, when 9/11 hit...Her "fairytale" came to a sudden end. But Carl taught her to make the most of life and she says he remains a part of her now-expanded family. She says she hopes on this anniversary, "The words 'never forget' maintain and they consistently ring true in people's hearts."
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2011
  • A Son's Tribute to His Father
    Joe DiFazio was just a teenager when the Twin Towers fell and his father, Vincent, was killed. He wrote a letter to his dad 10 years later because, "I wanted him to know that I was doing alright and that he should be proud of the job that he did being a father while he had a chance to do it."
    Original Air Date: September 10, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

  • 9/11 as Art: Photographer Captures Vernacular Response to Attacks
    Documentary photographer Jonathan Hyman knew immediately that the Sept. 11th attacks would alter the lives of Americans across the country, and it was his intention to capture their response to the attacks. He started taking pictures that day of what he was seeing popping up in public places and on the side of the road and has continued doing so off and on for the last ten years.
    Original Air Date: September 9, 2011

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